Horn of Africa
This tour is Shangri-la for those who dare to break the mold of conventional travel. This is the road less travelled, and virgin territory for explorers.
Eritrea is a state on the southern shores of the Red Sea whose history dates back to the Stone Age. Following a succession of wars with Ethiopia that spanned a thirty-year period, Eritreans under a United Nations’ supervised referendum voted for independence in 1991 and gained international recognition in 1993.
Somaliland should not be confused with Somalia. Westerners are welcome there… Somaliland is home to what is often considered to be one of the most interesting attractions in the Horn of Africa, the Laas Geel cave paintings.
Djibouti draws few tourists thanks to its reputation for being the hottest place in Africa (probably true) and being ridiculously overpriced (also probably true).
Ethiopia is culturally one of the richest countries in Africa and home to some remarkable architectural gems. A journey on the Historic Route provides a glimpse of life from the past that is still relevant.
Ethiopia is culturally one of the richest countries in Africa and home to some remarkable architectural gems. A journey on the Historic Route provides a glimpse of life from the past that is still relevant. It is a country where religion plays a prominent role and the celebration of holy days is a way of life. Ethiopia is truly a land of contrasts and extremes, a land of remote and wild places.
Ethiopia.. Historic Route and Timket Festival January 13 to 27, 2020
Rwanda, Uganda & Burundi
Travel to some of the least explored parts of East Africa on this two week journey visiting three beautiful countries: Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. Starting with Uganda, a country located on the East African Plateau, you will experience beautiful waterfalls, Lake Victoria, the world's largest lake, and the world's longest river, the Nile. You'll also have the chance to see all kinds of wildlife, including the majestic and endangered mountain gorilla. Then cross into Rwanda to discover the beautiful Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes. One of the highlights of your visit will be the chance to see the splendid Golden Monkey, one of the rarest primates in the world. Also experience the Rwandan culture at a traditional village. Continue your journey to Burundi, which has two national parks - Kibira to the northwest, and Ruvubu to the northeast. Both were established in 1982 to conserve wildlife populations. Burundi's culture is based on local tradition and the influence of neighboring countries.
On this trip, our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new-found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will also learn how to turn and extraordinary one by using your own creativity. All are welcome to join this trip whether you're a photographer or not!
Rwanda, Uganda & Burundi…August 15 to 27, 2020